majiko is another face that should be fairly familiar to long-time readers of these roundups. She’s also a singer-songwriter, so I guess I’ve got a bit of a thing for that sort of stuff. “COLOR” is an EP consisting of 5 tracks and has the rather unenviable task of following the soloist’s quite fantastic “AUBE” album that released in 2018. The release features 3 new songs in a variety of styles, ranging from the Lounge of “Kuruoshī hodo boku ni wa utsukushī” to the more Indie Rock leaning “Mimizu”. There’s also two covers, one of “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing” by Stevie Wonder along with a rendition of “HUSH” by Joe South. Both of which are performed in a style befitting of the original and very well sung might I add. I thought it was a pretty cool callback to majiko’s days as a cover singer on Nico Nico Douga too, but maybe I’m reading too deep into things. What I do know is that all of the tracks feature majiko’s warm and rich vocal tones and that for me is always one of the highlights of her releases.